BAGHDAD — Two suicide bombers detonated explosive vests in a crowded market in central Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing not less than 15 individuals within the first such attack in several years, in accordance with Iraq’s inside ministry.

“The primary suicide bomber blew himself up after pretending to be sick to collect individuals round him,” mentioned Maj. Gen. Khalid al Muhanna, a spokesman for the ministry. He mentioned the bomber had fallen to the bottom after which detonated the vest after individuals rushed to assist him. The second bomber detonated his explosive close by minutes later.

The inside ministry mentioned there have been not less than 15 individuals confirmed useless and not less than 28 wounded, although the well being ministry reported a better toll.

A well being ministry official, talking on the situation of anonymity as a result of he was not licensed to talk to the information media, mentioned there have been not less than 25 have been useless and 72 injured.